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Previous induced abortion among young women seeking abortion-related care in Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis

Kabiru, Caroline W; Ushie, Boniface A; Mutua, Michael M; Izugbara, Chimaraoke O


BACKGROUND Unsafe abortion is a leading cause of death among young women aged 10-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa. Although having multiple induced abortions may exacerbate the risk for poor health outcomes, there has been minimal research on young women in this region who have multiple induced abortions. The objective of this study was therefore to assess the prevalence and correlates of reporting a previous induced abortion among young females aged 12-24 years seeking abortion-related care in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-05-14
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC pregnancy and childbirth
DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-0894-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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